Now that our vacation plans have fallen through because of the coronavirus pandemic, some of us are a bit sad. However, we have something that might just cheer you (and us) up! Bored Panda has created a list of the most unsuccessful travel pics that show that even the best-planned vacations can end up as fails.
Scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments where you planned to travel this year before the coronavirus outbreak. Check out part 1 of our vacation fail photos right here.
Traveling and going on holiday during the pandemic is inadvisable because you risk catching and spreading the virus. So it’s fine daydreaming about your holidays, but you should postpone them until we’ve overcome this health crisis. Fortunately, some airlines like British Airways, EasyJet, and Virgin Atlantic are letting passengers rebook flights for free.
#1 My Moms First Time Visiting Paris
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#2 My First Time Visiting The Grand Canyon And This Happened
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#3 Wife And I Visited The Eiffel Tower For Our Honeymoon
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Meanwhile, some hotels in areas under quarantine are offering customers refunds or the possibility of rebooking their stay for a safe time in the future. Depending on your travel insurer, they might be able to cover various costs like hotel rooms and car hire, but this depends a lot on each company and your particular situation.
“People should keep all their travel invoices and receipts to help the claims process go smoothly,” Laura Dawson from the Association of British Insurers told the BBC.
#4 Woke Up At 2.30am To Make A 2 Hour Drive Up 10000 Feet To See The Sunrise Atop Haleakala. Have You Ever Seen Such Beauty?
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#5 This Photo My Dad Took Of Me At Machu Picchu
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#6 Go To The Golden Gate Bridge They Said. Get There Early They Said
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Unfortunately, not all airline companies are the same when it comes to treating their customers well. For example, Ryanair has been accused of “ripping off passengers” when it became apparent it was charging 80 pounds more for some individuals to rebook canceled flights.
While Wizz Air was still charging passengers to rebook flights to Bulgaria and Hungary even though both countries closed their borders.
#7 Went To See The Taj Mahal This Morning
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#8 The Day I Visited The Great Wall Of China
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#9 Went To The Grand Canyon Today
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Ryanair has already grounded most of its flights and said it doesn’t expect to operate any of them in April or May. But in a surprise twist, the company will allow governments to use its airplanes for rescue and other flights. Ryanair told people not to call their customer support hotlines because they have less staff available to deal with the fallout.
Hopefully, everyone can get the refunds they deserve and we can all go on holiday when the coronavirus outbreak is suppressed. Let’s just hope our vacations then won’t be fails!
#10 I Was In New York For The First Time In My Life
My wife and I spent almost 10 hours on a plane, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and flew 7,500 kilometres. We climbed the top of the rock to enjoy a view of Central Park. We had only one day in New York and this view will always be with us.
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#11 Visited St. Louis For The First Time And Was Told I Had To See The Famous Gateway Arch
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#12 Hard-To-Obtain Permits For A 10 Mile Hike To See Havasupai Falls
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#13 I Finally Got To See Big Ben
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#14 To The Guys Who Finally Got To See The Golden Gate Bridge & The Grand Canyon: This Is My View Of Mount Fuji, Japan
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#15 When I Came To See The Largest Tower In The World
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#16 10 Years Ago I Climbed The Volcano Of Bali “Mount Agung” 4 Am In The Morning To See The Beautiful Sunrise
It was the very end of a 9 months backpacking trip, and I skipped an important and beautiful scuba diving lesson to do it. I had to get up at 3 am for the drive to reach the base of the volcano. My best friend and only travel companion at the time was too lazy to join me, leaving me alone with a Balinese guide that knew not a word of English.
We reached the end of the road at around halfway up the volcano with ~1½ hours left of steep hiking on wet rugged rocks.
In silence, the monolingual guide and I accented, and the higher we went, the more I realised how grossly I had underestimated the freezing temperatures at the top of the volcano – Not wearing any jacket at all.
We finally reached the top 15 minutes before the sunrise, inside a dense and moist cloud, giving us with a visibility of 5-10 meters (16-32 feet) and our cloth and skin utterly soaked.
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#17 Visited Mount Fuji For The First Time. The View Was Magnificent
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#18 Big Ben Bust In 2 Parts, Taken One Year Apart
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#19 Rented A Car And Took A 2-Hour Drive Outside Of Berlin To See Die Rakotzbrücke
Just to discover the water was drained and the whole area is under construction.
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#20 120 Mile Solo Hike. Asked An Elderly Passerby To Take A Photo For Me
I checked it right away but he struggled enough with the touch screen that I didn’t ask him to take another. I think I was walking toward him to help him with the camera and CLICK. Too late. He was such a nice old man as well. He put so much effort in to trying to work that touch screen. Bless.
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#21 Went On Vacation And Paid Extra For A Room With A View Of The Mountains. The Snow Plow Ran Right Outside Our Window
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#22 Hiked One Of Norway’s Most Beautiful Trails For 3.5 Hours Through The Rain To Be Rewarded With This Stunning View
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#23 4 Years Ago. Grand Canyon Fog
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#24 Traveled 4000 Miles From The USA To Ireland To See The Cliffs Of Moher
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#25 Saw The Grand Canyon Today! 10/10 Would Come Again (So I Can Actually See It)
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#26 The View From My 65th Floor “Grand Times Square View” Hotel Room
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#27 The Summit Of Kilimanjaro
12 hour plane ride followed by 7 hour plane ride and then 7 days of walking only to get to the top in a snowstorm in the dark.
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#28 My View Of The Mountain I Trecked About 15 Hours To See
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#29 My Friend Is On Vacation In Hawaii, And She Asked This Man To Take A Picture Of Her. He Told Her, “I Got A Close Up.” Bless This Man
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#30 Travelled 2,000+ Miles To Mt. Rushmore. It Is What It Is, I Guess
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#31 Travelled To Nagasaki To See One Of The Top Three Night Views In The World – It Was Foggy
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#32 I Was So Excited To See Mount Fuji During My Stay In Japan. Well This Is All I Saw All The Time
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#33 A Great View Of The Montlake Bridge This Morning
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#34 A Friend Of Mine Traveled To Italy And Managed To Take A Picture Of The Leaning Tower Of Pisa That Doesn’t Show It Leaning
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#35 4 Hours Hiking For This Fantastic View
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#36 I Got To See The “Scenic” Grand Canyon In All Its Fog Glory. At Least I Have An Excuse To Come Back
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#37 After Several Hours Of Walking, I Was Awarded With This Magnificent View From The Pulpit Rock, Norway
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#38 Behold, Family! The Beauty And Majesty Of The Grand Canyon. After Driving For Nine Straight Hours
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#39 Recent Trip To Shanghai. Tower Above The Clouds
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#40 Finally Brought My Girlfriend To What I Promised Her Was The Best View She Would Have Ever Seen
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#41 This Is Me Experiencing Christ The Redeemer
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#42 Went To Go See Devil’s Tower Today
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#43 Crater In Quito, Ecuador
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#44 Drove 1500 Kms To Not See The Cn Tower
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#45 Saw A Picture Where You Couldn’t See The Great Wall. This Is Me Crying At The Grand Canyon Because A Blizzard Blocked The View
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#46 Visited The Japanese Torii Gate. Such A Magnificent Structure
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#47 I Love The Ghostbusters. I Finally Got To New York A Few Years Ago, So Of Course I Went To The Famous Ghostbusters Firehall
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#48 On Top Of Table Mountain After A 3 Hour Hike
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#49 Walked 2,5 Hours In The Rain To See The Amazing View On The Preikestolen In Norway
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#50 Got Up At 2:30 Am. Started Trekking Up The Mountain At 4:00 Am To See The Sunrise
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#51 Climbed Up The Highest Point In Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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#52 First Time Visiting The Grand Canyon (From MN) And This Was The View
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#53 Went To The Grand Canyon For The First Time A While Ago Just To See This
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#54 My Family Saved Up For A Once In A Lifetime Trip Around The Us. The Day We Went To The Golden Gate Bridge, This Happened
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#55 I Travelled 6725 Km (4128 Miles) To Eat At Rome “Under-The-Stairs” Restaurant. Of Course, They Are Closed For Renovations
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#56 My Experience At Scafell Pike Last Weekend
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#57 Traveled 16 Hours To See The Grand Canyon On A Gloriously Sunny Day. One Rain Storm Later And The Entire Canyon Fogged Up
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#58 Went To The Famous Floating Shrine Gate In Hiroshima Only To Find It Under Restoration
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